1.07.2011

Dance It Off!

I'm a big fan of dancing. Of all kinds. I've mentioned my love of ballet before, but I've also done a ton of other dancing. On the other hand, I'm decidedly not a fan of forced exercise. Going to the gym is like going to the DMV for me, because it's ridiculously boring and often excruciatingly painful (and sometimes excruciatingly, painfully boring). I always loved playing sports because they don't feel forced and I don't feel like I have to guilt myself into playing them. Same with dance. It's beautiful and fun and it works everything out without having a sticker on the side of the machine telling you which exact muscles you're not going to be able to use without cringing for the next week.

So, four years ago, I discovered Zumba. And I was ELATED, I tell you. Dancercise?! Yes, please. Dancercise with awesome hip-hop and latin beats and tons of styles of dance? DOUBLE YES. It can be tough, but honestly, it's probably one of the best workouts I have ever done and now, I wholeheartedly believe their claim now that a one-hour session can burn over 500 calories. You don't even have to know how to dance. And, you hardly notice, because it's so much fun! Even if your instructor isn't as peppy as some of the ones I've had, as long as you get into the music and the moves, you'll love it! Even some of the guys I know have said they loved it. I realize I sound like an ad, but I really really love it. I hadn't done it since I started college, but, after finding out about classes being offered for free at my university, I'm getting back into Zumba!
Seriously, check it out, guys.

Have a great weekend!
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1 comment:

  1. so many of my friends rant and rave zumba! all this time i thought it was just a gym. boy, was i wrong. haha! i'll have to try it sometime. you make it seem so fun! :)

    by the way, thank you so much for the advice for my foot! i searched everywhere online, and they mostly had info on sprained ankles... not foots. you're going to make a great doctor!

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